Research shows that along with a thank you note, the follow up phone call is the least used way of checking the status of your application. This phone call is not only beneficial to you, but helps remind that interviewer of your keen interest in the position and company.
CC Connection Tip: A simple follow-up call keeps your name fresh in the interviewer’s mind.
Is it rude to call you ask? Not at all, especially if you set the phone calls up at the end of your interview. Before she shakes your hand and bids you on your way, she typically asks if you have any other questions. Your answer should be yes, followed by “when do you expect you will make a decision?” The interviewer then will give you a time frame therefore, setting up the phone call.
How soon is too soon and how many calls are too many?
Keep in mind the time frame given and whatever you do, do not call ten minutes after you walk out the door. Within the next few days, make a professional call. If the interviewer is not available to receive your call, leave a message. If she does not return your call, try one more time. If you receive silence once again, perhaps it’s time to cut your losses and move on.
Remember a follow up call can become a double edged sword do so not be the stalker… nothing good comes out of that.
CC Connection Tip: One (or two) calls can made the difference.
With so few taking that extra step, you can be in the driver’s seat quickly. Truth is, the only person that can make that phone call seem rude or classless is you.
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